FG Appoints Akinwale Acting Registrar YabaTech

The Federal Government, through the Honourable Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman, has approved the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Jude Abiodun Akinwale as the new Acting Registrar of Yaba College of Technology in the absence of the Governing Council with effective date of Friday, January 26, 2024.

Dr. Akinwale will be in an acting capacity until the substantive Registrar is appointed by the Federal Government. Until this appointment, he was the Head of the Department, Council Affairs in the Registry Unit of the College.

A catalogue of his achievements during his forty-three (43) years of service in the seventy-seven years history of the College includes his appointment as first Secretary to the Committee of Federal Rectors in Nigeria (COFER) from June 1992 to December 1993. Dr. Akinwale was also in the secretarial team of the College’s monumental book, titled “Yaba College of Technology at 40” and his unique performance as a member of the secretarial team earned him a commendation from the College Governing Council. Since then, he has recorded seventeen (17) commendation letters from the management of Yaba College of Technology.

Dr. Akinwale attended workshops and conferences at local and international levels including British Council Conferences and conferences from the Centre for Parliamentary Studies in the United Kingdom. He wrote his first published book titled “Human Resources Management: An Overview” in 1999 and in December 2000, he won the second-place position at the national level of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s Young Managers Competition in a paper titled “Human Resources Planning: An Elixir for Management in Public and Private Sector Organizations in Nigeria”. He has also contributed articles to local and international journals in Governance and Public Administration and published several textbooks in the field of Public Administration and Management. Since his    last promotion as Deputy Registrar of the College in January 2006, he has proved to be a seasoned Administrator, Historian, Political Scientist, Public Personnel Policy Analyst, Public Relations Personnel and a humble personality.

The new acting registrar was elected member of College Governing Council (Representing the Congregation) on 6th May, 2021 and became one of the first set of staff to occupy this position in Yaba College of Technology since establishment of the Congregation as a statutory organ of Federal Polytechnics in Nigeria as provided in the Federal Polytechnic Act (2019) Amended. He holds B. A. (Hons), MPA, MSc (Political Science), PhD (Political Science), ÀCIPM, FNIM, FCIPA.

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